Posted 11/20/2023 20:45 (#10490087) Subject: What strip till unit am I looking for?
I am having fits making fall strips the last few years. When I can get the strips made, it’s wonderful. So I’m still trying to make this work. I have tried both Redball shank units and Dawn Pluribus coulter units.
•Front gauge wheels slide on damp residue and plug up
•Lead coulter between the gauge wheels push residue
•Huge awesome wide shank strip. It plants beautifully in the spring.
•Finger row cleaners plug in bean and corn residue
•Front wavy counter can push rather than slice
•Coulter strip isn’t great in fall stalks
•Low power & fast
•Forgiving on soil conditions when residue will flow
What I’m looking for:
•no front gauge wheels; hold depth with toolbar?
•Row cleaners that are drawn rather than pushed
•Big diameter lead coulter, if a coulter is necessary
I can deal with a smaller shank machine due to power requirements if it can run more than 3 hours per day. Right now, I’m finding strip tilling more temperamental than cutting beans in regards to the weather. It has to be sunny & windy or it’s a no go!